Border Blaster

S6 E13 | FULL EPISODE

Parties and Parables

"Parties and Parables" features music videos from French disco group L'Impératrice L'Impératrice, New York based ensemble Okonkolo, Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza, U.S. rapper/indie treasure Cuco, British R&B artist Tirzah and Spanish singer Rosalía.

AIRED: December 01, 2018 | 0:25:10
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[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

[MUSIC PLAYING]

ANNOUNCER: "BORDER BLASTER,"

SOULFUL MUSICAL AND VISUAL

TRAVELS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

IN THIS EPISODE,

FRENCH DISCO GROUP

L'IMPEÉRATRICE CREATE AN

OTHERWORLDLY SOAP OPERA.

BRITISH R&B ARTIST TIRZAH TAKES

US INSIDE A HAZY HOUSE PARTY.

DUTCH-IRANIAN ARTIST SEVDALIZA

SHARES AN EPIC TALE SET IN THE

DESERT.

ANNOUNCER: U.S. RAPPER/INDIE

TREASURE CUCO PRESENTS A SLICE

OF LIFE OUT OF EAST L.A.

ANNOUNCER: NEW YORK-BASED

ENSEMBLE OKONKOLO SALUTE WEST

AFRICAN SOUNDS.

AND SPANISH SINGER ROSALIÍA

EMERGES IN AN EERIE, MOONLIT

GARDEN

ON "BORDER BLASTER."

[L'IMPERATRICE SINGING DISCO]

♪ MATAHARI

[SIGHING]

MATA MATA MATA MATA

[SIGHING]

MATA MATA MATA MATA

MATA MATA MATA MATA MATAHARI

THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE TO WEAR

YOUR MASK AT THE MASQUERADE

MATAHARI

MATAHARI

SHE LOVES TO HYPNOTIZE

SHE'S SUCH A MYSTERY

DON'T LOOK INTO HER EYES

OR IT WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY

THIS IS THE LAST DANCE AND THE

LAST CHANCE FOR YOU TO

FEEL THE RHYTHM, FEEL THE RHYTHM

SHE LOVES TO HYPNOTIZE

SHE'S SUCH A MYSTERY

DON'T LOOK INTO HER EYES

OR IT WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY

THIS IS THE LAST DANCE AND THE

THE LAST CHANCE FOR YOU TO

FEEL THE RHYTHM, FEEL THE RHYTHM

MATA MATA MATA MATA

MATA MATA MATA MATA

THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE

TO WEAR YOUR MASK

AT THE MASQUERADE

MATAHARI

THIS IS THE LAST CHANCE

TO WEAR YOUR MASK

AT THE MASQUERADE

MATAHARI

MATAHARI

SHE LOVES TO HYPNOTIZE

SHE'S SUCH A MYSTERY

DON'T LOOK INTO HER EYES

OR IT WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY

THIS IS THE LAST DANCE AND THE

THE LAST CHANCE FOR YOU TO

FEEL THE RHYTHM

FEEL THE RHYTHM ♪

[TIRZAH SINGING "DEVOTION"]

COBY SEY: ♪ SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME, YAH AH

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

[WOMAN LAUGHING]

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: I JUST WANT YOUR

ATTENTION

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: I JUST WANT YOU TO

LISTEN

SEY: LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: I DON'T WANT THE

SOLUTION

I JUST WANT TO EXPLAIN THINGS

I'M NOT LOOKING FOR REACTIONS

I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ACCEPTANCE

YOU CAN COME TO ME WITH HONESTY

YOU CAN COME TO ME WITH

TENDERNESS

YEAH

YEAH, I WANT YOUR ARMS

YOUR KISSES, YOUR DEVOTION

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: YEAH, I WANT YOUR ARMS

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME, YEAH

TIRZAH: YOUR KISSES, YOUR

DEVOTION

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

I WANT CANDLELIGHT AND ROMANTIC

NOTION

YEAH

I WANT YOUR HANDS AROUND ME AND

UNDERSTANDING

YEAH

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: YOU CAN COME TO ME WITH

ALL YOUR CHARMS

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: YOU CAN COME TO ME WITH

THOSE EYES

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: YEAH, I'LL COME TO YOU

WITH ALL MY HEART

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: I WON'T MAKE IT HARD FOR

YOU TO SEE

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

TIRZAH: I JUST WANT YOU TO BE

TRUE TO ME

SEY: SO...

TIRZAH: I NEED ALL YOUR

ATTENTION

SEY: OHHHH

TIRZAH: SOMETIMES I THINK THAT'S

ALL I NEED

BUT MOST OF ALL, I WANT YOUR

COMFORT FOR ME

BUT MOST OF ALL, I WANT YOUR

COMFORT FOR ME

YEAH, I WANT YOUR ARMS

SEY: OOOO

TIRZAH: YOUR KISSES, YOUR

DEVOTION

SEY: OOH OOH

OOH

TIRZAH: YEAH, I WANT YOUR ARMS

SEY: OOH OOH

TIRZAH: YOUR KISSES, YOUR

DEVOTION

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH

SEY: SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME

SO LISTEN TO ME ♪

[ROPE STRETCHING]

[SEVDALIZA SINGING "SHAHMARAN"]

♪ I'D WEIGH A MILLION POUNDS

IF YOU WERE GRAVITY

I'D TAKE A BILLION PILLS

IF IT GAVE ME SANITY

TIME HAS PASSED ME BY

SHRED MY GRIEF WITH VICE

FOR GRANTED TAKEN EYES

WE APPEARED UNDERNEATH THE LIGHT

[SNAKES RATTLING TAILS]

[ROPE STRETCHING]

I'D DIE A MILLION DEATHS

BUT YOU'D RESURRECT ME

I'D FALL A BILLION TIMES

YOU WOULDN'T LET ME

[SIGHS]

THE FLAWS THAT PERFECT US

ALL THE AFFECTIONS

AS THEY INFECT US

LOVE COULDN'T HELP US

WHERE WILL I GO?

WHERE WILL I GO?

WHERE WOULD I GO?

WHERE WOULD I GO?

OHH OHH ♪

WOMAN: OOOOOHHH

[LOUD RUMBLING]

[CUCO SINGING "SUMMERTIME"]

♪ SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME I LIKE

TO GET HIGH WITH YOU

IT'S TRUE

VIBE WITH ME, TRIP WITH ME

LET ME SPEND MY DAYS WITH YOU

GOING UP A HILL AND WE'RE ON A

PRETTY PILL

I'M JUST AROUND THE CORNER

WHERE THE CLOUDS MEET UP THE

MILLS

HAPPINESS IS BACK, AIN'T NO ONE

TO ME BUT YOU

AND NO LIES HAVE COME ALONG

EVERYTHING I SAY IS TRUE

IF I'M ON CLOUD NINE

MAYBE 30, EVEN 2

AIN'T NO ONE BRINGING ME DOWN

'CAUSE MY HIGHEST IS WITH YOU

SO GRAB MY HAND AND NOW LET'S

GO FLY AWAY FROM TOWN

LET'S GET TO OUTER-SPACE, BABY

I'M TELLING YOU NOW THAT

SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME I LIKE

TO GET HIGH WITH YOU

IT'S TRUE

VIBE WITH ME, TRIP WITH ME

LET ME SPEND MY DAYS WITH YOU

MAN: BABY, COME AND SHARE YOUR

LOVELY VIBES

OOH OOH OOH

BABY, COME AND SHARE YOUR LOVELY

VIBES

OOH OOH OOH

BABY, COME AND SHARE YOUR LOVELY

VIBES

OOH OOH OOH

I'LL PROMISE THAT I'LL MAKE YOU

MINE TONIGHT

MAN: SHAWTY, I DON'T REALLY CARE

WE COULD GET DRUNK IN THE BACK

OF THE TRUNK

YOU A PERFECT TEN, NO GAS, NO

PUMP

SIPPIN' ON RUM, BABY, WE YOUNG

SHAWTY, DON'T EVER TELL ME THAT

YOU'RE DONE

'CAUSE I WANNA GET A LIL' TASTE

DON'T RUN

SHAWTY, YOU GORGEOUS, GIRL

YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS

I GOT SO MANY THINGS I NEVER

TOLD YA, HOLD UP-- ♪

SECOND MAN: [BLEEP] THAT'S HIS

[BLEEP]ING GIRL, BRO!

THIRD MAN: DON'T YOU KNOW WHO

THE [BLEEP] I AM?

I'M [BLEEP] CRAZY DOG.

WOMAN: AND BEAT HIS LITTLE

YELLOW ...

UHH!

MAN: YO, MY BAD.

FOURTH MAN: GET YOUR [BLEEP] UP

THERE.

[TIRES SQUEAL]

CUCO: YO...

WHAT THE--

♪ SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME I LIKE

TO GET HIGH WITH YOU

IT'S TRUE

VIBE WITH ME, TRIP WITH ME

LET ME SPEND MY DAYS WITH YOU

SUMMERTIME IS THE TIME I LIKE

TO GET HIGH WITH YOU

IT'S TRUE

VIBE WITH ME, TRIP WITH ME

LET ME SPEND MY DAYS WITH YOU ♪

[OKONKOLO SINGING IN WEST

AFRICAN LANGUAGE]

♪ FOMENTER, VIGOROUS, CUTLASSES

TEARER ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE

FOMENTER, VIGOROUS, CUTLASSES

TEARER ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE

FOMENTER, VIGOROUS, CUTLASSES

TEARER ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE

FOMENTER, VIGOROUS, CUTLASSES

TEARER ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE

FOMENTER, PROMOTER OF GROWTH

TEACH THE HEADS THAT CONTINUE

THE MYSTERY

FOMENTER, PROMOTER OF GROWTH

TEACH THE HEADS THAT CONTINUE

THE MYSTERY

FOMENTER, PROMOTER OF GROWTH

TEACH THE HEADS THAT CONTINUE

THE MYSTERY

FOMENTER, PROMOTER OF GROWTH

TEACH THE HEADS THAT CONTINUE

THE MYSTERY

VENERABLE/REVERED PERSON

PERSON OF TRADE

VENERABLE/REVERED PERSON

PERSON OF TRADE

VENERABLE/REVERED PERSON

PERSON OF TRADE

VENERABLE/REVERED PERSON

PERSON OF TRADE

VENERABLE/REVERED PERSON

PERSON OF TRADE

SPIRIT OF MONEY WHO CAUSES

BOASTFULNESS

SPIRIT OF MONEY WHO CAUSES

BOASTFULNESS

SPIRIT OF MONEY WHO CAUSES

BOASTFULNESS

SPIRIT OF MONEY WHO CAUSES

BOASTFULNESS

SPIRIT OF MONEY BRING GOODNESS

TO PASS

SPIRIT OF MONEY BRING GOODNESS

TO PASS

SPIRIT OF MONEY BRING GOODNESS

TO PASS

SPIRIT OF MONEY BRING GOODNESS

TO PASS

RULER OF THE GOURD RATTLE

SANGO IS WEALTHY

RULER WHO SNAPS, CUTS

SANGO IS WEALTHY

RULER OF THE GOURD RATTLE

SANGO IS WEALTHY

RULER WHO SNAPS, CUTS

SANGO IS WEALTHY

RULER OF THE GOURD RATTLE

SANGO IS WEALTHY

THE RULER WHO DOES GOOD

RULER OF THE GOURD RATTLE

SANGO IS WEALTHY

THE RULER WHO DOES GOOD

RULER OF THE GOURD RATTLE

SANGO IS WEALTHY

THE RULER WHO DOES GOOD ♪

[ROSALIA SINGING IN SPANISH]

♪ HOW WELL I KNOW

ABOUT THE SPRING FROM WHICH

WATER EMANATES AND FLOWS OUT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

THAT ETERNAL HIDDEN SPRING

HOW WELL I KNOW WHERE IT KEEPS

ITS SHELTER

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

IN THIS DARK NIGHT THAT IS LIFE

HOW WELL, BY FAITH, I KNOW OF

THE COLD SPRING

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

I DON'T KNOW ITS ORIGIN, FOR IT

HAS NONE

YET I KNOW THAT EVERY ORIGIN

COMES FROM IT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

I KNOW THERE CAN BE NOTHING

MORE BEAUTIFUL

AND THAT HEAVEN AND EARTH DRINK

FROM IT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

I KNOW THAT NO GROUND FOR THAT

SPRING CAN BE FOUND

AND THAT NO MAN CAN WADE ACROSS

IT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

ITS LUMINOSITY CAN NEVER BE

DARKENED

AND ALL LIGHT COMES FROM IT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

AND ITS CURRENTS ARE SO

FAST-FLOWING

THAT THEY FLOW THROUGH HEAVENS

HELLS, AND PEOPLE

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

I KNOW THAT THE CURRENT THAT

EMERGES FROM THIS SPRING

IS MOST ABLE AND OMNIPOTENT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

THE CURRENT THAT PROCEEDS FROM

THESE TWO CURRENTS

I KNOW, IS PRECEDED BY NO OTHER

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

HITHER ALL CREATURES ARE BEING

CALLED

AND FROM THIS WATER, THOUGH IN

DARKNESS, THEY DRINK THEIR FILL

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

IN THIS LIVING SPRING THAT I

DESIRE

THIS BREAD OF LIFE WHEREIN I

SEE IT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

IT IS HIDDEN IN THIS ETERNAL

SPRING

IN THIS LIVING BREAD TO GIVE US

LIFE

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

AH AH AH AH

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

AH AH AH AH

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT

OOH OOH

EVEN THOUGH IT IS BY NIGHT ♪

[GULLS SQUAWKING]

[RADIO STATIC]

[MAN SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE]

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